Once: 2023 Emerging Artists Exhibit

Opening: Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA), located on the College of DuPage campus (425 Fawell Blvd.), is kicking off its 2023 season with Once: 2023 Emerging Artists Exhibit, a juried exhibition showcasing contemporary artwork from emerging artists across the region. The exhibition will be on view beginning Oct. 7, following this summer’s blockbuster WARHOL Exhibition.  

Artists from across the U.S. were invited to submit works for consideration through the CCMA’s websit and four jurors reviewed the works alongside CCMA Gallery Director & Curator, Justin Witte and Assistant Curator Julia Walker to choose works that will be exhibited. 

The full list of selected exhibiting artists is:

Zac Benson (Texas): Multi-media sculpture  

Maria Burundarena (Ill.): Multi-media
Alejandra Carrillo (Ind.): Screenprint
Teri Carson (Ill.):  Print media, fiber, and installation  
Lindsy Davis (Tenn.): Sculpture
Seonyoung Lee (Ill.): Multi-media installation
Ambrin Ling (Ore.): Multi-media, watercolor
Christopher Miñán Fitzgerald (Texas): Painting  
Jessica Gispert (Fla.): Wax, metallurgy and photochemistry
Beihua Guo (Calif.): Photography  
James Hosking (Ill.): Photography and collage  
Sarah Leuchtner (Ill.): Multi-media drawing
Jonathan Sanchez Noa (N.Y.):  Multi-media sculpture
Rivers Qinnan (Ill.): Multi-media installation
Jerad Ragland (Utah): Photography  
Corey De'Juan Sherrard Jr (Texas): Music and multi-media  
Dylan Yarbrough (Ill.): Photography    


“This exhibition provides early career artists from the community and beyond the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional setting and to have it seen by our audience,” says Cleve Carney Museum of Art Chief Curator Justin Witte. “While the museum is focused on bringing world class exhibitions to DuPage County, we are also committed to being a platform for artists to grow their careers.” 

Once is the first iteration of this exhibition at the museum since 2018. The 2018 award recipients included: Mie Kongo, who exhibited artwork at EXPO CHICAGO in 2022 and was the 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship award recipient; Joseph Josué Mara, who was recently named NewCity’s 2022 Breakout Artist; Carla Fisher Schwartz, who has since completed several noteworthy residencies; and Cassie Tompkins who is now the Design Director at Women Unite.   

Once: 2023 Emerging Artists Exhibit is coordinated by Julia Walker, Assistant Curator at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on view through Jan. 7, 2024. 

Related Events and Programming: An opening reception will take place Oct. 7 from 5-7p.m. The award recipients will be announced at 6p.m.  

Hours: CCMA is open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.